Toro

601 Box Press Maduro Toro

SCORE
93
points
COUNTRY
Nicaragua
Nicaragua
GAUGE
54 54
STRENGH
Full
Full

Tasting Note

This is the first time a 601 cigar has appeared on our Top 25 list. The brand comes from United Tobacco, a small company founded in 2003 by old friends Erik Espinosa and Eddie Ortega. The two came to the cigar industry by different routes: Ortega became enamored with cigars while delivering them via UPS in Miami; Espinosa married (and later divorced) a cigarmaker's daughter. In August 2003 they formed their own cigar company, and after an unsuccessful start they found their way by having cigars made for them by José "Pepin" Garcia. While their brands remain small in quantity they have scored very well in Cigar Aficionado and Cigar Insider blind tastings, starting with scores in the high 80s and now with scores in the 90s. The 601 Box Press Maduro Toro is beautiful, with Garcia's trademark triple-seam cap construction. It's a smoke that has heavy, chewy, complex flavors loaded with notes of dark-roasted coffee, nuts and sweet cocoa. In short, the 601 Box Press Maduro Toro is both gorgeous and delicious.

Details

Body: Full


Size: Corona Gorda


Ring Gauge: 54


Length: 6 1/4"


Filler: Nicaragua


Binder: Nicaragua


Wrapper: Nicaragua


Issue Cigar Aficionado – Jan 01, 2010


Price: $9.30


Designation: Top 25 of 2009 | Rank: 6


More Reviews of this Cigar

91
points
Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2011

91
points
Cigar Aficionado: Jun 01, 2009

87
points
Cigar Insider: Aug 07, 2007

Cigar Aficionado's 100-Point Scale
  • Classic: 95-100
  • Outstanding: 90-94
  • Very good to excellent: 80-89
  • Average to good commercial quality: 70-79
  • Don't waste your money: 0-69
100-Point Scale